Jean Constant

No PhotoName: Jean Constant.
Died: August 22, 2016.
Age at death: 87.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: St. Neots, England, UK.
Disability: Unspecified; care home resident.

After her health began to decline and Jean had to be hospitalized, Jean and her husband moved into a care home. Four months later, Jean’s husband killed her.

Perpetrator: Brendan Constant (Husband), charged with murder.

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Ernestine Tindall

No PhotoName: Ernestine Tindall.
Died: August 13, 2016.
Age at death: 88.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Perlethorpe, England, UK.
Disability: Vascular dementia.

Ernestine’s husband strangled her because he was afraid that they would be moved to separate nursing homes. He claimed she had asked him to kill her, but the judge stated that,”This is not a case of assisted suicide. This is killing as a perceived act of mercy.”

Perpetrator: Jack Tindall (Husband), pleaded guilty to manslaughter, given a 12-month suspended sentence.

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Margaret Mayer

Photo of Margaret Meyer, an elderly woman with curly gray hair and fair skin. She is wearing a sports jersey with the monograph "M" on it.Name: Margaret Mayer.
Died: July 28, 2016.
Age at death: 85.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Heath, Cardiff, Wales, UK.
Disability: Dementia.

After refusing offers of help with caring for her, Margaret Meyer’s husband bludgeoned her to death with a bedside lamp.

She was a retired tax office worker who loved sports, including hockey, football, and cricket.

Perpetrator: Angus Mayer (Husband), charged with murder; died seven weeks after arrest from injuries from a suicide attempt.

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Charlotte and Claire Hart

Photo of Charlotte and Claire Hart. Charlotte is a young woman with blonde hair in a ponytail, and Claire is a middle-aged woman with straight blonde hair in bangs. They are leaning against eaach other and smiling.Name: Charlotte Hart.
Age at death: 19.
Disability: Depression.

Name: Claire Hart.
Age at death: 50.
Disability: Multiple sclerosis, ovarian cancer survivor.

Died: July 19, 2016.
Cause of death: Multiple murder-suicide.
Location: Spalding, England, UK.

Claire, her daughter Charlotte, and her two sons were trapped in an abusive household. The two young men tried to protect their mother and sister and finally managed to rent a small house for them.

But soon after they moved out, Claire and her daughter Charlotte were shot dead by her husband, who then killed himself.

Claire kept a vegetable garden in which she grew some of the family’s food. Both women were animal-lovers who especially loved dogs. Charlotte liked to ride horses and volunteered to help the elderly; her favorite video game was Call of Duty.

Perpetrator: Lance Hart (Claire’s husband, Charlotte’s father).

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Rifat Mohammed

No PhotoName: Rifat Mohammed.
Died: July 6, 2016.
Age at death: 3 months.
Cause of death: Fatal abuse.
Location: Poplar, East London, England, UK.
Disability: Symbrachydactyly.

Rifat died from abuse inflicted by his parents because he had a “deformed hand”. He had shattered ribs and legs and a broken spine, and died from a head injury consistent with shaken baby syndrome.

Perpetrator: Mohammed Miah (Father), convicted of murder and causing suffering; Rebeka Nazmin (Mother), convicted of allowing Rifat’s death and causing suffering.

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Jean Irwin

Flowers left at Jean Irwin's house. They are purple and white flowers, lying on a curb next to a brick wall and wrought-iron gate.Name: Jean Elizabeth Irwin.
Died: June 20, 2016.
Age at death: 83.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Shanklin, Isle of Wight, England, UK.
Disability: Dementia.

Jean’s husband killed her by bludgeoning her with a hammer, then strangling her, before taking his own life.

Perpetrator: John David Irwin (Husband).

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Elsie Scully-Hicks

Photo of a baby with pale skin and wispy blonde hair. She is smiling.Name: Elsie Scully-Hicks.
Died: May 29, 2016.
Age at death: 18 months.
Cause of death: Fatal abuse.
Location: Llandaff, Wales, UK.
Disability: Developmental delay.

Adopted at ten months, Elsie was beaten and shaken to death by her adoptive father eight months later, only two weeks after the adoption was finalized.

Perpetrator: Matthew Scully-Hicks (Adoptive father), convicted of murder.

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Patricia Gordon

No PhotoName: Patricia Gordon.
Died: April 28, 2016.
Age at death: 63.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Troon, Scotland, UK.
Disability: Health anxiety, depression, lung cancer.

Patricia hated doctors and didn’t want to go to see one, but was worried that she had lung cancer. One day when she was in pain, instead of taking her to a doctor, her husband smothered her to death with a pillow.

Although he admitted to killing her, the murder charge was dropped after a family member explained to the court how sick Patricia had been and how hard it had been for her husband to care for her.

Perpetrator: Ian Gordon (Husband), convicted of culpable homicide, sentenced to 3 years, 4 months; sentence overturned, released.

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Laraine Rayner

Photo of Laraine Rayner. She is a middle-aged woman with short strawberry-blonde hair. She is wearing hoop earrings and a red sweater.Name: Laraine Rayner.
Died: Two weeks before April 24, 2016 (Body found).
Age at death: 52.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Wisbech, UK.
Disability: Mental and physical health problems; OCD; mobility impaired.

Laraine was stabbed to death by her boyfriend.

Perpetrator: Steven Stocks (Boyfriend).

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Inaya Ahmed

Photo of Inaya Ahmed. She is a toddler girl with light skin and dark brown hair and eyes. She is wearing a red and black checked headscarf.Name: Inaya Ahmed.
Died: April 20, 2016.
Age at death: 14 months.
Cause of death: Fatal abuse.
Location: Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
Disability: Prematurity, feeding difficulties.

Inaya was abused by her mother, who used to force-feed her, yell at her, and strike her. She was murdered by her mother by shaking and smothering with a pillow.

Perpetrator: Sadia Ahmed (Mother), charged with murder.

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